Classic Jazz ballad celebrating great women achievers throughout history. PRO RECORDING
Peak: #42 (44,683 songs currently in Jazz)
Peak in sub-genre: #5 (2,209 songs currently in Jazz Vocals)
September 17, 2015
MP3 4.5 MB, bitrate 160 kbps.
Story behind the song
I decided to write this song 3 hours before heading out to play music at the League of Women Voters "Dangerous Women of California" event celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in California! It was extremely well received and many attendees requested a recording.
Some kill you with a smile like the Mona Lisa
With kindness like Mother Teresa
Or even with an axe like Lizzie Borden
You just got to love those dangerous women
Plenty of chicks have been in the military
From Joan of Arc to General Ann Dunwoody
Marie Curie knew all about science
And Agatha Christie was the queen of suspense
Here’s to the girl who won’t behave
Won’t play it safe or be a slave
Won’t be forgotten by history
Who’s out there telling her own story
Careful and cautious leaves me cold
Give me audacious, brave and bold
There’s nothing wrong with the quiet type but as for me…
I love a woman who lives dangerously!
Oh, those dangerous women could fly a plane and drive a boat
Let’s not forget Carrie Chapman Catt and the suffragettes fighting for the right to vote
They knew that equality is good for all humanity
For parents, brothers and sisters
And for their children and granddaughters! … and now
Everywhere you look, girls are changing the landscape
Like real-life tornadoes and earthquakes
They keep the law busy issuing warrants
From Schenectady to Lafayette, Green River to Torrance
Here’s to the girl who won’t behave, etc.